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Vocab Unit 11 - English II Honors

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abstemious
(adj) moderate, sparing; characterized by abstinence and self discipline
censurable
(adj) deserving of blame or correction; reprehensible
contingent
(adj) likely but not certain to happen, possible; dependent on uncertain events or conditions; happening by chance; (n) a representative group forming part of a larger body
corroborate
(v) to confirm, make more certain, bolster, substantiate, verify
denizen
(n) an inhabitat, resident; one who frequents a place
discursive
(adj) passing aimlessly from one place or subject to another, rambling, roving, nomadic; disgressive, episodic
disseminate
(v) to scatter or spread widely; circulate
dowdy
(adj) poorly dressed, shabby; lacking smertness and good taste; frump, tacky
florid
(adj) highly colored, reddish; excessively ornate, showy
foist
(v) to impose by fraud; to pass off as worthy or genuine to bring about by stealth, dishonesty, or coercion
gauche
(adj) awkward, lacking in social graces, tactless, clumsy; innept, uncouth, maladroit
heresy
(n) an opinion different from accepted belief; the denial of an idea that is generally held sacred
inculcate
(v) to impress on the mind by repetition; teach persistently and earnestly
palpable
(adj) capable of being touched or felt; easily seen, heard, or recognized; tangible
perceptive
(adj) havinig sympathetic insight or understanding, capable of keen appreciation; discerning
pernicious
(adj) extremely harmfyl; deadly, fatal
salient
(adj) leaping, jumping, or springing forth; prominent; standing out, conspicuous; (n) a projection or bulge, a land form that projects upward or outward; protrusive
satiate
(v) to satisfy completely; to fill to excess; (adj) full, satisfied; cloy, gorge
sear
(v) to make or become dry and withered; to char or scorch the surface of; to harden or make unfeeling; to parch, dessicate, singe
specious
(adj) deceptive, apparently good or valid but lacking real merit; sophistic, casuistic